Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157371
4/5 attempts to load snd-nm256 lock up Dell Latitude CSx; 1/5 succeed.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:19:32 EST
Description of problem: snd-nm256 crashes Dell Latitude CSx (usually --
sometimes the module loads OK)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel: 2.6.11-1.14_FC3 (and 2.6.9-x.xx)
a.) bootup default "everything" installation of FC3
else (if this boots OK, 1 in 4 chance)
b.) modprobe snd-nm256
Steps to Reproduce:
1.)boot a Dell Latitude CSx (with NeoMagic 256 sound+video device)
2.)if that doesn't hang during "Intializing Hardware" on the audio portion,
then: from command line as root: modprobe snd-nm256
usually, computer will become completely unresponsive. Can't change virtual
terminals. ctl+alt+del has no effect.
- or if doing modprobe from command line -- normal computer operation, with
Occasionally the computer will boot normally -- or likewise, "modprobe snd-
nm256" doesn't hang computer -- and sound will work along with everything else.
But the only way I've been able to get the computer to boot reliably is to
comment out lines 206-210 of /etc/rc.sysinit so that the sound module doesn't
try to load.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
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